Alabama governer from the sixties to the eighties, George Wallace tried to stop segragation of state schools back in the sixty and was public figure for the issue. This was because his mind was under the control of the Democrats at the time.
George Wallace was shot at a mall in Maryland, and had an experience with the baby jesus. He renounced his views on segragation, became a Republican, and had a race change so he could see beyond color. The band Lynyrd Skynyrd sang a song about him at the time, about how cool it was that George decided to switch Republican, and everybody laughed and sang songs, and held hands in a Not Gay way. Sonny Bono even exclaimed his love for George Wallace in the movie "Hairspray."
After being governer, he became a real fine comedian. Many don't know that Wallace had a talent for telling jokes, but the man did. He even had a part in the movie "Friday" with Chris Tucker and Ice Cube.